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COVID-19 Deepens Food Insecurity In The San Joaquin Valley

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Central California Food Bank volunteers distribute food at the “Great Chicken Giveaway” at Chukchansi Park in Fresno on April 21, 2020.";s:

COVID-19, and the stay-at-home directives enacted to minimize its spread, have led to a shocking decline in employment. For many, the loss of wages means an increased reliance on food distribution centers. The Central California Food Bank works with churches, community centers and schools to distribute food in Fresno, Madera, Kings, Kern and Tulare counties. Valley Edition Host Kathleen Schock spoke with the non-profit’s Chief Operations Officer Natalie Caples about how the coronavirus has escalated the Valley’s hunger crisis. 

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